Definition of livebearer in US English:

livebearer

noun

  • A small, chiefly freshwater, carplike American fish that has internal fertilization and gives birth to live young. Many livebearers, including the guppy, swordtail, mollies, platyfish, and gambusias, are very popular in aquariums.

    Family Poeciliidae: many genera and species

    • ‘Examples include the oscar, Jack Dempsey, jewelfish, convict cichlid, Midas cichlid, and spotted tilapia; and livebearers, such as swordtails, platies and mollies, and armored catfishes.’

Pronunciation

livebearer

/ˈlīvˌberər/